Top News Headlines of 08 May 2014


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  • Vodafone has decided to serve an arbitration notice on the government over a Rs 20,000-crore tax dispute. This removes any possibility of a resolution through talks.
  • Four women were caught trying to smuggle in 7.2kg gold worth Rs 1.86 crore in different cases at the city airport on Tuesday.
  • Boko Haram militants have killed at least 300 people in Nigeria this week even as police offered $300,000 for information on the kidnapped schoolgirls.
  • Suresh Raina, the Chennai Super Kings batsman, has become the first player in Indian Premier League (IPL) history to score 3,000 runs. Raina achieved the feat during his knock of 35 against the Kings XI Punjab in their IPL 2014 clash at Cuttack. Raina has scored one century and 19 fifties in 107 IPL matches.
  • The economic offences wing of Mumbai Police arrested NSEL chief Jignesh Shah and MCX CEO Sreekanth Javalgekar on Wednesday for their alleged role in the Rs 5,600-crore commodity exchange scam.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned Jallikattu (bull fights) in Tamil Nadu and bullock-cart racing in other states and urged Parliament to give constitutional status to rights of animals.
  • In a relief for borrowers , the RBI has directed banks not to impose penalty on pre-payment of floating loans or foreclosure charge.
  • Delhi is the most polluted city in the world when it comes to air quality, according to a WHO study released Wednesday. The 2014 version of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database contains results of outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1600 cities in 91 countries.
  • Fifth seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black had little problem in dispatching Hao-Ching Chan and Chanelle Scheepers as they scored a comfortable 6-4,6-1 victory to progress to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open here on Wednesday.
  • The CBI on Wednesday gave a clean chit to BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modis close aide Amit Shah and former DGP K R Kaushik in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
  • An FIR was lodged in Mumbai against yoga guru Baba Ramdev under (SC/ST Prevention of) Atrocities Act on Wednesday for his remark about Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
  • A Thailand court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down. The Constitutional Court ruled that Ms Yingluck acted illegally when she transferred her national security head.
  • Russia has taken another major step toward restricting its once freewheeling Internet, as President Vladimir Putin quietly signed a new law requiring popular online voices to register with the government.
  • South Africans voted in the first Born Free election on Wednesday,with polls suggesting the allure of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as the conqueror of apartheid will prevail even among those with no memory of white-minority rule.
  • Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has vetoed a plan to ban WhatsApp, following a row over censorship of the popular messaging application. Access to social networks, including Twitter and Facebook, are routinely blocked by Iranian authorities, as are other websites considered un-Islamic or detrimental to the regime.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli takes the top spot as the most searched IPL player this season, closely followed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • OnMobile CEO & MD Mouli Raman has resigned. The Bangalore-based company said it would announce a new CEO in due course and that Raman would continue as CEO till the new person was on board.
  • Cognizant on Thursday reported its results for fourth quarter, posting a profit of $278.8 million which is 16.1% growth over $240.1 million posted in the same quarter last year. Its revenue stood at $1.95 billion, up 3% sequentially and 17.1% from the year-ago quarter when it stood at $1.66 billion.
  • After a long wait and legal hurdles, new airline AirAsia India was on Wednesday granted the flying licence by aviation regulator DGCA, subject to the final outcome of cases opposing grant of the permit in the Delhi High Court.
  • French second-tier outfit Clermont Foot has announced that Portuguese manager Helena Costa will take over next season. Costa, 36, will become the first female coach of a French professional club.
  • Glenn Maxwell’s stupendous 90 and skipper George Bailey’s unbeaten 40 powered Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable 44 runs victory over Chennai Super Kings in IPL match. Chasing massive 232-run target, CSK ended at 187/6 in 20 overs.
  • The five-month-long impasse on nursery admissions in Delhi may end on May 7 with the Supreme Court on Monday stating that it will pass order on that day and indicated that children of parents in the category of inter-state transfer who approached it will be given admission.
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